I was reading through my blog list early this morning, I fell into bed at 9:30 last night after my day in the garden, and found a tasty recipe. Chickpea and sweetcorn burgers, it was on Happening upon Happiness from the Tesco recipe site. I made it for dinner and there was plenty for 4 hungry peeps.
To serve with it I made a large pot of coleslaw and a very naughty batch of griddled Mac'n cheese.
For this multi coloured slaw I used, 1/2 a pointy cabbage, 1/4 of a red and a yellow pepper, a small red onion, a chunk of cucumber deseeded and sliced and a grated carrot. The dressing was sunflower oil, sherry and balsamic vinegar, Dijon and English mustard, a dash of tabasco, a squeeze of lemon and a good pinch of salt and pepper, into a clean screw top jar and shaken well.
The recipe also includes a tomato sauce and it is delicious, the burgers are really tasty and went down well with a small slice of the Mac'n Cheese. I picked the idea up from an American food program, it is indulgent but you only need a small piece and I never put them in a roll.
The machine is set up and I have pulled the fabric to make Sian an apron for cooking sessions. Sian is Mamgu to Junior, Kaitlyn and Faith and makes wonderful cakes. The children love to help bake.
I have not cut or sewed an inch, the weather has been awfull, monsoon type rain with lots of wind. I settled down with my EPP and have stitched away most of the day.
I did manage to walk Ben before the rain started but it hammered down when I took Maggie shopping.
This an old project that got packed away when I was getting ready to move and was forgotten. It will be a present this year so I am beavering away at it in the evenings.
The "flower" on the right is the one that I am attaching now, the one on the far left will be next.
Regardless of how much I need to get this done the machine will rule tomorrow.
I am hoping for drier weather on Saturday, I aim to have a quick trip to Neath, I need a new hairdryer, mine is making alarming noises. The CS,s there are very good, I want to pop into Poundland for bits for the children and I need a few things from Wilko.
Friday and Sunday will be sewing or gardening days depending upon the weather.
I was hoping to find a quilting group somewhere close, there is one in Neath but it meets once a month for 2 hours, by the time you have unpacked and settled down comfortably it is time to pack up ready to leave. I will have to look in the Swansea area, or perhaps talk to Hilary about starting one in her shop, maybe a block of the month club. Anyone in a quilt group, how often do you meet and for how long, it would be good to have a yardstick.
That can wait till next week, I am off to make a brew and then settle down to stitching.